First Day of Lower School

Wed August 20, 2014

Classes started today for more than 100 students at HPAʻs Lower School.

Happy Start of School!

Mon August 18, 2014

Here are highlights from new student registration, the Upper School E Komo Mai (Welcome) reception, and Middle School orientation.

Welcome, New Faculty Members!

Thu August 14, 2014

New HPA Faculty 2014Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy welcomes the following new faculty members for the 2014-2015 school year (l to r):  Corey Humphrey (Upper School English), T.J.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy to be Featured In PBS Hawaiʻi’s Statewide HIKI NŌ Festival

Wed August 13, 2014

Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy is one of three schools on Hawaiʻi Island that will be showcased in PBS Hawaiʻi’s first-ever, statewide HIKI NŌ Festival.

The festival honors student-produced video stories that are nominated in this year’s HIKI NŌ Awards, and aired last school year on HIKI NŌ, PBS Hawaiʻi’s student news program. Please see the complete list of nominated schools below.

HPA Hosts Admission Events For Prospective Families

Wed August 06, 2014

Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy (HPA) is hosting a series of admission events for prospective K-12 day students.

A kindergarten Open House will be held for prospective parents at the Village Campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24.  Parents will meet kindergarten teacher Hope Soo, and observe her kindergarten class.  Soo will provide an overview of the kindergarten program at HPA and share her philosophy on academic and social development during the kindergarten year.

Bieni Memorial 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk

Wed July 30, 2014

Photo Courtesy Patrick OlearyRunners, walkers, friendly canines, and families areinvited to participate in the Fourth Bieni 5K Fun Run and Dog Walk beginning at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 28, at the Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy cross-country course.

The course, located at the school’s Upper Campus, is a challenging, but fun course that includes hills, flats, grass, and pavement.

Dan Petrill Named Chief Financial Officer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Wed July 16, 2014

Dan Petrill has been named chief financial officer at Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA). Headmaster Lindsay Barnes made the announcement.

Our Teachers are in the News!

Wed July 16, 2014

Upper School science teacher Marc Rice recently co-authored a paper that was just published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Check it out here:




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